Since this is our annual conversation, here's how these figures can be misleading.
- "First Click"- park attendance is based on the first park a guests visits in a day. If you visit DHS, finish up before lunch and leave for Epcot, DHS gets your click added to their tally. TDO and Burbank's concerns about DHS stem primarily from guest spending and time spent in the park. That's why capacity hasn't been the concern it should be with the expansion, which is more of a replacement project.
- "Hard Ticket" Events- Admissions for Mickey's Halloween and Christmas parties at the MK are counted as first clicks. Doesn't matter if you've been at the MK all day, a MNSHP or MVMCP is a new admission. Taking this into consideration, the Magic Kingdom is not the world's most popular theme park of 2016, Disneyland is because holiday events are included with admission, as do all the other castle parks.
Mickey's Halloween Party at DLR is an extra-pay, after hours event.